Esquer wins National Coach of the Year

OMAHA, Neb. — Surprises keep coming for the Cal baseball team. Tuesday morning, coach David Esquer was named National Coach of the Year, an honor that caught even him off guard. “You don’t expect something like that, and you don’t coach for honors,” Esquer said. “You coach to teach, and I’m
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td ameritrade panorama

Omaha: Look at me now!

OMAHA, Neb. — Above these words is a shot of the TD Ameritrade Park, which is hosting the College World Series for the first time ever. As you can tell, it’s filled to the brim for last Saturday’s Florida-Texas game, which the Gators ended up winning, 8-4. The move into
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This is what a sold-out park looks like …

OMAHA — The press box at TD Ameritrade Park is a sterile and well-insulated place. Full of reporters silently at work, the game feels like an entirely separate world. Since Cal wasn’t playing, we took a step out into the stadium itself to get a real feel for the sold-out
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Cal plays for Omaha tonight

There was a hell of an elephant in the room. Every question asked in the Cal baseball postgame yesterday seemed to be skirting around the real issue. It took about five minutes but, finally, a reporter asked the Bears how it felt to be one win away from Omaha. Coach
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Meeting the contenders: Kristen Meister

Kristen Meister is set to compete in her final collegiate competition today in Des Moines, Iowa. The senior high jumper entered the NCAA Championships after tying for first at the NCAA West Preliminary meet. Meister broke the school record in the women’s high jump earlier this season with a personal record
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More touching means more winning?

Should the Dallas Mavericks pull off an NBA Finals upset over Miami’s Big Three, everyone’s top two reasons will likely be: Dirk playing like Dirk, or LeBron James … not playing as well. Researchers from Cal have another hypothesis:

The 10th Hour, or How Cal Baseball Saved its Season

“We’ve been fighting ourselves a little bit toward the end of the season. Somewhere around the 10th hour out here, we found our team.” Coach David Esquer said this on Sunday night, after his team had scratched out two wins to preserve their season in what was a long, long
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Meeting the contenders: Ray Stewart

The lone junior from the Cal track and field team’s NCAA contingent has just as much experience as his senior teammates. A transfer from Merritt College in Oakland, Ray Stewart wasted no time in his first season as a Bear —  qualifying for the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
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